Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book Guild - Chapter 5




Welcome to the fourth edition of The Pulse -- The State of the Art -- a survey in words and pictures of the online artist community. Nearly 150 artists have answered a list of questions which make up The Pulse. Their responses will be presented as a series of online and print projects. Secret Sunday was the first project and the links to all the secrets can be found on the sidebar of my blog. The Book Guild is the second project and Chapter 5 starts right now!


All artists participating in The Pulse were asked to name their favorite art books. The Book Guild will present this list, along with links, book reviews, giveaways, and interviews with many of your favorite authors. And as members of The Guild, I am hoping YOU will participate by leaving comments related to the books in each post - for example thoughts, book reviews, personal experiences, or a link back to your own blog posts that include artwork based on a project in the listed book.
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Chapter 5: Transformation

Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art

Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art by Michael de Meng is a favorite of both Pam McKnight and Rebeca Trevino.


The Altered Object: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

Joanne Archer selected The Altered Object: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Terry Taylor as one of her favorites.


Found Object Art (Schiffer Art Book)

Found Object Art by Dorothy Spencer was chosen as a favorite by Leighanna Light.


Found Object Art II

Leighanna chose the second in the series, Found Object Art II by Tina Skinner, as a favorite as well.

The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery : Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More

The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery : Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More by Karen Michel was a favorite of both Becky New and Elizabeth.

Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art: Creating Unique Images and Objects

The book Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art: Creating Unique Images and Objects by Diane Maurer-Mathison was a favorite of Sharmon Davidson.

Transforming Fabric: Thirty Creative Ways to Paint, Dye and Pattern Cloth

One favorite of Judith Stadler was Carolyn A. Dahl's Transforming Fabric: Thirty Creative Ways to Paint, Dye, and Pattern Cloth.

Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects

One of &rew's choices for favorite is Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects by Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov.

Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects

Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Products by Jane Ann Wynn is a favorite of Debrina.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

I bet that first book is also a fav of Judy Welkenfelds!
My copy of Cloth Paper Scissors arrived yesterday and I am enjoying your article about OUR disintegration party!

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Book Love - yes, I have it too! My all time return to book to find inspiration again and again is Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird. It's not visual, but captures the joys and challenges of being a creative person. And I laugh out loud every time I pick it up, as I nod my head, saying, "yes, that too."

sf said...

Karen Michel's book is a MUST-HAVE in my opinion - Manufractured looks super fun...

Jacky said...

This edition of the Pulse is going to be wonderful too.
Do you know I don't have any of those books and am now very keen to check them all out...it's always lovely to read something recommended by a like minded person.

Jacky xox

alteredbits said...

such fantastic recommendations! i have most of those books and they are wonderful indeed. three of these are new to me and, as i seem to do ever week, i'm adding them to my amazon wish list.

my mom called me yesterday and said "i just found the most wonderful magazine and i know you'd just love it! it's called cloth paper scissors... there was an article that sounded so much like that collaboration you did last year." she's cute.

jill Zaheer said...

There's such a wealth of amazing looking books here with information and inspiration to create 100 more pulse issues. Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered their favorites and for you to have put these all together in the categories that you have chosen!! Wait, i will alter my comment to comment on alicia's mom's comment! That was the best yet!! So that will now give me license to add Cloth Paper Scissors as a pseudo book- a super publication with brilliant works of yours!

Jen Crossley said...

I must admit books are my weakness I do have some of these already but some now are on the want list Amazon here I come LOL
Jen

neva gagliano said...

amazing publications...i have one of these, will restrain from adding more, but will have to look into leslie's mention of bird by bird.
just reading about these books and the comments~~~~~ mini-book hit.

Candace said...

I have the last one about Altered Curiosities, and it is really a good one for me -- or anyone, really. I also enjoy ANYTHING by de Meng.

Say, I am totally enjoying the article in Cloth Paper Scissors, too!
Take care, Seth.

rebeca trevino said...

I love them all!

rivergardenstudio said...

It is so amazing how we can find that one Art book, when we are lucky, that moves us to try new things, see things a new way and makes us think, "I can do that!) Thanks for sharing another group of possibilities. I ordered a couple from your last Book Guild. I hope you are having a wonderful Monday! roxanne

IM GIRL said...

Super recommendations! Love, Love the bundles! just followed and very giddy to have found your blog!